Philip Richardson

Philip Richardson

Atlanta, GA, US



I am a fourth year undergraduate architecture student at Georgia Institute of Technology and will be graduating this May. I am planning to take time off to work full-time before continuing my education to pursue a masters degree. I will remain in the Atlanta area for around 1-2 years working and then will be moving on to my chosen graduate program.

Over the past 4 years, I have learned an incredible amount and I want to keep this progress going. My design methodology has only begun developing. This summary is as follows:

I believe in an architecture situated into it’s context. Successful design comes from analysis of the current essence of place and appropriate architectural developments to positively affect this existing condition. Ecological footprint, local constraints, and project requirements must all be considered in order to create architecture which “belongs.” I also have a strong passion for the advancing development of architectural digital technology. I believe that proper use of technology has the potential to innovate the design process, streamline efficiency, and inspire new ideas.



Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, Research Assistant

Conducted architectural research under the direction of Dr. Athanassios Economou
including the documentation of existing courthouses for a web-based database for
the General Services Administration and the development of courthouse typologies.

Aug 2013 - current

IDC Architects (A CH2M HILL company), Spartanburg, SC, US, Architectural Intern

Worked with a wide range of architects and clients to create 3D Revit models and
construction documents for many large industrial projects.

Created renderings and fly-through animation videos for clients.

Assisted in schematic design and design development.

May 2011 - Aug 2013

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, Teaching Assistant

Aided in teaching the Architectural Media Modeling course, which focuses on
teaching students advanced techniques in architectural software tools such as
Rhino, V-Ray, Grasshopper, Illustrator, AutoCAD and Photoshop.

Jan 2013 - May 2013

Blue Ridge Energy Systems, Fletcher, NC, US, Construction Intern

Helped complete residential construction to prepare homes for occupancy.

Learned about innovative sustainable systems for residential construction.

May 2010 - Aug 2010


Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, BArch, Architecture

Minor in Architectural History
Highest Honors
GPA: 3.67
Major GPA: 3.92
Dean’s List (all semesters)
Faculty Honors (two semesters)

All classes required for major in architecture plus free electives primarily derived from the topics of ecological design and digital technology, including:
History of Architecture I, History of Architecture II, Construction Technologies, Environmental Systems, Introduction to Media Computation, Fundamentals of Structures, Architecture and Ecology, History of Urban Form, Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis, and Optimization, History of Art II, History of Modern Industrial Design, Diagramming, Analog+Digital, Shape Grammars, Design Scripting

History of Art and Architecture Study Abroad Program, Italy and Greece
Completed 12 credit hours of on-site architectural history courses.
Faculty Honors

Aug 2010 - current


Highest Honors, Other

Georgia Institute of Technology highest honors distinction.


Moderate Risk (MBI) federal security clearance with the GSA, Other

Mid-level government clearance with the General Services Administration (GSA). Required for the type of work done in the research lab of Dr. Athanassios Economou at Georgia Institute of Technology.


Technology Chair, Nomination

Nominated and elected for the position of Technology Chair within the School of Architecture Panel (SoAP) at Georgia Institute of Technology. This new groups seeks to act as a liaison between administration and the student body in order to facilitate student opinions in the process of determining curriculum.


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